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Elks Lodge delivers Christmas gifts

The Lewis County Elks received a $1000 Grant from The Tennessee Elks Association (TEA). The local lodge chose to use the Community Outreach Grant as an excellent opportunity to support our...

 

To Our Readers...

Each year, the Christmas issue of the Lewis County Herald is a culmination of weeks of devoted, creative work by our newspaper staff. Expressions of best wishes for the season from area businesses,...

 

Positive COVID-19 cases hit over 1,000 for Lewis County

As the first round of vaccines roll out in Tennessee, the coronavirus pandemic is surging to record levels across the state, landing it among the hardest-hit regions in the United States. Tennessee ranked worst in the nation with 9,689 new cases of C...

 

TCAT Holiday Food Drive

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Hohenwald recently held their annual Holiday Food Drive. The campus programs competed against each other in efforts to collect the most canned good items....

 

COVID Community Fund Grant Lewis County Senior Center

MLEC Directors Bill Webb and Dr. Jeff Peery present a $3,000 COVID Community Fund grant from MLEC and TVA to the Lewis County Senior Center. Webb also serves as director for the Senior Center. Brenda...

 

Stewart Named to UM Dean's List

Ralph Douglas Stewart, of Hohenwald, was recently named to the University of Mississippi's Fall 2020 Honor Roll lists. Stewart was named to the Dean's Honor Roll, which is reserved for students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.50-3.74....

 

Christmas Story: For the Man Who Hated Christmas

It's just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past ten years. It all began because my husband Mike hated Christmas....

 

On Santa's Team

My grandma taught me everything about Christmas. I was just a kid. I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her on the day my big sister dropped the bomb: "There is no Santa Claus," jeered my sister. "Even dummies know that!" My grandma...

 

Christmas Carolers at AHC Lewis County

The residents at AHC Lewis County smiled and sang along as a group of carolers made their way from window to window. The group included Mr. and Mrs. Claus and a few of his elves! The carolers sang...

 

Cash Express collects for underprivileged children

During the month of December, Cash Express of Hohenwald collects toys and coats for underprivileged children of the community for Christmas. Pictured are, left, Debbie Carroll with Lewis County...

 

Country life is a blessing

It is a cold winter morning as I sit here with a cup of hot coffee and by a good warm fire, this old wood heater is sure doing a good job. We’ve had it a long time. I can smell the wood smoke as it drifts to the ground. I just heard that some...

 

Students enjoy Christmas in the Classroom

Top Photo: Mrs. Hensley's 4th Grade Student's in Sharlene Hensley's fourth grade classroom at Lewis County Intermediate School received Christmas gifts and were treated to breakfast by Bank of Lewis...

 

What Happened Christmas Eve

It was Christmas Eve and the frost fairies were busy getting ready for Christmas Day. First of all they spread the loveliest white snow carpet over the rough, bare ground; then they hung the bushes and trees with icicles that flashed like diamonds...

 

Bastin's Celebrate 25 Years

Todd and Amber Bastin have been traveling through life as a married couple for 25 years now. In 1995, when they walked the aisle together, Todd and Amber vowed to stick together through thick and...

 
 By Dorothy Warf    News    December 23, 2020

Gordonsburg/Little Swan News

I am wishing for a clear night so we can see the beautiful star that no one today has seen. The clouds keep moving in and out and the sun comes and goes, but hope it is clear. We have had some rain and cold temperatures and even some snow flurries...

 

Person of the Week: Eric King

Name: Eric Lynn King II Age: 24 How long have you lived in Hohenwald? All of my life What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a truck driver, have my own truck and own my own business....

 

Rambling...

Birthdays Cherry Lynn Guzy, December 24 Sonny Skelton, December 24 Vickie Tiller, December 24 Jackie Williams, December 24 Richie Carroll, December 24 Mickie Carroll, December 24 Joe Zumstein, December 24 Angela Riley, December 24 Johnny Kilpatrick,...

 

Grace Haskins

Grace Carolyn King Haskins was born on March 23, 1944 in Memphis. She passed away on December 16, 2020 at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia. She leaves behind her husband of 22 years, Thomas Haskins; daughter, Debbie Atkinson of Lyles; sons, James...

 

Dale Ferguson

Dale Baker Ferguson, 88, began his sleep in Jesus the evening of December 10, 2020 to the sound of friends and family singing hymns. Dale was born October 30, 1932 in Jackson, Michigan, to George and...

 

Prioritize safety during holiday activities which increase fire risk during this season

Traveling for the holidays might not be on the menu due to COVID-19, but comfort food, festive decorations, and cozy nights in are sure to lift everyone’s spirits. Unfortunately, these activities can often lead to fire, with Christmas Day and...

 

Alzheimer's Advisory Council asking for input from you

Each year more than 3,500 Tennesseans die from Alzheimer’s Disease. We recognize caregivers are an integral part of people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias lives. In Tennessee today, there are approximately 120,000 individuals with...

 
 By Crystal Nash    News    December 23, 2020

Christmas Wishes of Hohenwald's Past

The season of Christmas is upon us, and it is time to, once again, take a nostalgic glimpse at past holiday wishes. Although I enjoy sharing Lewis County history through my weekly “Glimpses of Hohenwald’s Past” article, it is this special...

 

Ronald Gray Memorial Coon Hunt was a huge success

The 3rd Annual Ronald Gray Memorial Coon Hunt was held on Nov. 14, 2020, where those who wished to hunt had to bring an unwrapped toy, in order for them to be donated to Hope Hohenwald. The event...

 

Lewis County Middle School basketball players and cheerleaders were honored at the home game on Thursday, December 17.

Due to the amount of photos dedicated to this, readers will have to view this story in our PDF version of the paper in order that no athlete and his/her family gets left out. To view this story in PDF format, click "View PDF" in the top, right...

 

Nurse Practitioner charged following TBI Medicaid Fraud Investigation

Working alongside investigators from the office of 22nd District Attorney General Brent Cooper, TBI Agents assigned to its Medicaid Fraud Control Division have obtained indictments for a nurse...

 

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